Lawmaker Emphasizes Need For Comprehensive Eye Exams For Students
“Children can’t learn when they can’t see the blackboard,” Assemblywoman Autumn Burke said of her measure. However, the measure is being opposed by state and national ophthalmologists groups, the school nurses organization and the California Medical Association. They say it is unnecessary and would add to costs.
CA Bill Would Require Eye Exams For Elementary School Students
Assemblywoman Autumn Burke says she just wants to help children whose unidentified vision problems may be holding them back academically. But her bill encouraging more comprehensive eye exams when students enroll in school has divided eye doctors – the latest skirmish in a long political history of medical groups squaring off over their scope of practice. (Koseff, 4/6)